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Student Religious Organizations Records, 1892-[ongoing]
18 boxes (9 linear ft.)
Collection number: RG 80

Abstract:
Contains minutes, correspondence, memos, photographs, printed material and general material related to student religious organizations at Smith College.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives except where noted in the finding aid.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Smith College Archives
Northampton, MA

Historical Note

The Smith College Association for Christian Work (SCACW) was founded in 1892. It was designed, according to its constitution, "to promote the development of a broad and intelligent activity in the cause of humanity and to unite in one central body the organizations already existing in the college and those to be formed in future for the purpose of active Christian work." By 1953, the organization is identified as the Smith College Religious Association (SCRA), and is referred to as an 'interfaith' organization. Today this area of student life is referred to as Religious and Spiritual Life, and encompasses many different faiths and worshipping communities.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

These records consist primarily of records of the Smith College Association for Christian Work and the Smith College Religious Association, the two largest identities of the religious organizations of Smith College's history. Types of materials include chapel correspondence, information on retreats and conferences, activities and services, committee minutes, press releases, announcements, reports, financial information, and photographs. The most recent records reflect the growing diversity of the college community and its varying faiths.


Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The records are open for research according to the regulations of the Smith College Archives except where noted in the finding aid.

Restrictions on use:

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the documents must be requested from the Smith College Archives. Smith College owns copyright to any published material relating to college events and activities. Provenance and copyright ownership of other materials is unknown and researchers are responsible for determining any question of copyright.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Student Religious Organizations, Box #, Smith College Archives.

History of the Collection

The records of the Student Religious Organizations were donated over a period of time to the Smith College Archives from a variety of sources.

Accruals:

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this finding aid.

Processing Information

Processed by Anne Lozier, 2004


Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
4 Tyler Drive
Northampton, MA 01063

Phone: (413) 585-2970
Fax: (413) 585-2886

Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English

Contents List
Series I. Religious Organizations, A-Z,
1980s-1990s


Bahai
c. 1990s

Box 1
Campus Crusade for Christ
c. 1990s

Box 1
Christian Fellowship
1987

Box 1
Episcopal Fellowship
1980s-1990s

Box 1
Keystone
1988-1994

Box 1
Newman Association
1937-1988

Box 1
General
n.d.

Box 1
News clippings, press releases
1937-1968

Box 1
Events, general
1947-1994

Box 1
Events, New England Catholic College Association Symposium



News clippings
1988

Box 1
Evaluation form
1988

Box 1
Liturgy
1988

Box 1
Planning, correspondence
1987-1988

Box 1
Programs
1988

Box 1
Registration materials
1988

Box 1
Report
1987

Box 1
Thank you letters
1988

Box 1
Non-Smith Organizations and Associations



General
1954-1955

Box 1
NECCA
1987-1988

Box 1
Orders of Worship
1977-1981

Box 1
Photographs
1939-1993

Box 1
Smith Christian Fellowship
1992

Box 1
Series II. Smith College Association for Christian Work (SCACW),
1892-1977


A



Advisory Committee, General
1901-1940

Box 2
Advisory Committee, Meeting Minutes
1902-1914

Box 2
Advisory Committee, Meeting Minutes
1914-1943

Box 2
Advisory Committee, Meeting Minutes
1944-1965

Box 2
Alumnae Auxiliary Printed material
1913-1932

Box 2
Anti-War Activities announcements, press releases
1934, 1935, n.d.

Box 2
B



Bible classes, announcements, schedules
1903-1919

Box 2
Bible Study Committee reports
1903-1927

Box 2
C



Cabinet, General: Cabinet policies, cabinet member lists, announcements
1913-1944

Box 3
Cabinet, Meeting Minutes
1930s

Box 3
Charities: Shingling House, Pine Mountain Settlement School, Berea College, Caney Creek Community Center and Homesteads, miscellaneous
1918-1942

Box 3
Christian Union Meeting announcements
1902

Box 3
Church Cooperation: Correspondence, pamphlets, press releases, <titlerender="italic">The Westminsterite</title> newsletter of the Presbyterian Student Center
1920s-1940s

Box 3
College Settlements: letter from Grace Hubbard to Mrs. Wells, Pamphlets from Denison House, Boston and University Settlement annual reports
1904, 1927, 1930

Box 3
Community Chest: Press releases, announcements, photograph
1930-1940

Box 3
Community Service: Press releases, notes, entertainment committee notes
1929-1939

Box 3
Conferences, General
1920-1940

Box 3
Conferences, Freshman: Press releases, program outlines, correspondence
1926-1940

Box 3
Conferences, Interfaith: Press releases, seminars, correspondence
1929-1941

Box 3
Conferences, Northfield (YWCA affiliated): Group photographs, conference reports, programs
1897-1939

Box 3
Conferences, Silver Bay (YWCA affiliated): Pamphlets, daily bulletins, conference newspaper <titlerender="italic">The Pick-Up</title>
1903-1935

Box 3
Conferences, Silver Bay: Photographs
1902-1929

Box 3
Conferences, Silver Bay: Photographs
1902-1929

Box 3
Conferences, Summer (Camp O-At-Ka): Pamphlets, correspondence, press releases
1938-1940

Box 3
Constitutions and By-Laws
1892-1920s?

Box 3
D



Day Book
1903-1904

Box 4
Deputations: Reports, correspondence, press releases
1924-1938

Box 4
Discussion Groups: Notes, clippings, press releases
1916-1941

Box 4
F



Finances - Funds, Alice Duryee Memorial Fund: Treasurer's reports
1925-1954

Box 4
Finances - Funds, Alice Jackson Memorial Fund: Treasurer's reports, history
1908-1954

Box 4
Finances - Funds, General: Account information, reports, correspondence
1912-1955

Box 4
Finances - General: Statements, miscellaneous
1931-1941

Box 4
Finances - Gifts: Correspondence and acknowledgements regarding gifts given and received
1920-1965

Box 4
Finances - Treasurer: Budget statements
1927-1938

Box 4
Finances - Treasurer, Account Book
1893-1921

Box 4
Finances - Treasurer, Account Book
1915-1923

Box 4
Foreign Students: Chinese students, German refugees, miscellaneous
1921-1948

Box 4
Foreign Students: Photographs
1921-1947

Box 4
Forums - Marriage Forums: Lecture announcements, press releases, newspaper clippings
1938-1939

Box 4
Forums - Religious Forums: Reports of the Religious Services Department, speaker program information, press releases, announcements
1921-1957

Box 4
G



General
1901-1940

Box 5
General - Other Colleges
1901-1976

Box 5
Guest Book
1915

Box 5
H



Handbooks



President's
1936-1944

Box 5
Vice President's
1913-1920

Box 5
History
1940, n.d.

Box 5
L



Lectures: Announcements, press releases
1929-1938

Box 5
Loan Library
1917-1930s

Box 5
M



Membership Activities
1912-1944

Box 5
Membership Records
1905-1906

Box 6
Membership Records
1906-1907

Box 6
Membership Records
1907-1908

Box 6
Minutes and reports
1892-1899

Box 7
Minutes and reports
1899-1902

Box 7
Minutes
1902-1905

Box 7
Minutes
1905-1909

Box 7
Minutes
1909-1916

Box 7
Minutes
1915-1923

Box 7
Minutes
1923-1930

Box 8
Minutes
1930-1936

Box 8
Mission Study Classes
1901-1917

Box 8
Missionary Society: Constitution
n.d.

Box 8
Missionary Society: General, reports, financial papers
1901-1917

Box 8
Missionary Society: Miscellaneous
1891-1926

Box 8
Missionary Society: Myers, Angie Martin, Dr.



Biographical
1908, 1939

Box 8
Correspondence
1900-1901

Box 8
Photographs of China
1902-

Box 8
Missionary Society: Reports, correspondence with Dewitt Baldwin
1936-1938

Box 8
Missionary Society: Secretary's records
1876-1902

Box 8
N



National Collegiate Christian Council: General, reports
1938-1945

Box 8
Needlework Guild: One letter from Alice Gibson to B.F. Briggs (both class of 1898)
n.d.

Box 8
O



Organization: Officers, list of presidents, etc.
c. 1920-1939

Box 9
P



n.d.


People's Institute
1942

Box 9
Note:
Photographs
1928-1940

Box 9
Prayer Meetings: Notices, topics
1893-1901

Box 9
President's Journal
1903-1904

Box 9
President's Journal
1905-1906

Box 9
President's Journal
1906-1907

Box 9
President's Journal
1907-1908

Box 9
President's Journal
1908-1909

Box 9
President's Journal
1909-1910

Box 9
President's Journal
1910-1911

Box 9
President's Journal
1911-1912

Box 9
President's Journal
1912-1913

Box 9
President's Journal
1913-1914

Box 9
President's Journal
1914-1915

Box 10
President's Journal
1915-1916

Box 10
President's Journal
1916-1917

Box 10
President's Journal
1917-1918

Box 10
President's Journal
1918-1919

Box 10
President's Journal
1919-1920

Box 10
President's Journal
1920-1921

Box 10
President's Journal
1922-1923

Box 10
President's Journal
1923-1924

Box 10
R



Ramabai Association
1887-1901

Box 10
Race Relations, General: YWCA material
1937-1939

Box 10
Race Relations, Inter-race Committee Pamphlets, press releases, announcements
1939-1951

Box 10
Rabbit Hollow: Clippings, press releases, announcements
1954-1955

Box 10
Relief, Refugee Relief: Reports, statements, letters
1938, n.d.

Box 10
Reports
1901-1904

Box 10
Reports, Annual Reports
1900-1910

Box 11
Reports, Annual Reports
1911-1922

Box 11
Reports, Annual Reports
1922-1944

Box 11
Reports, General Secretary
1901-1941

Box 11
Reports, House of Representatives: Includes Publicity Committee
1917-1941

Box 11
Reports, Vice President
1929-1934

Box 11
Reports, Treasurer

[SEE FINANCES]

n.d.

Box 11
S



Self Help Bureau: Financial aid advice, information
1918-1919

Box 11
Self Help Bureau: Christmas Seal Sale
1915-1940

Box 11
Social Services: Reports
1925-1938

Box 11
Student Christian Movement: Program schedules, newsletters
1938-1944

Box 12
Student Christian Movement: History, constitutions, press releases, mission statements, reports, correspondence, memos, minutes
1933-1955

Box 12
Student Handbook
1899-1939

Box 12
Student Industrial Committee: Reports, memos, minimum wage information
1924-1938

Box 12
Student Volunteer Band (Evangelization): Letters, constitutions, reports, "Christian Voices Around the World" questionnaires, Pamphlets
1910-1931

Box 12
Student Volunteer Band (Evangelization): Record Book [removed from rotted binding, blank pages discarded]
1906-1910

Box 12
Student Volunteer Band (Evangelization): Western Massachusetts Volunteer Union, Record Book
1897-1906

Box 12
Student Volunteer Band (Evangelization): Minutes
1910-1914

Box 12
Summer Session: Farming and other activities and work
1944

Box 12
T



Trustees: Correspondence, memos
1911-1954

Box 12
Trustees, Notebook: Finances, annual reports, funds
1911-1945

Box 12
V



Vacations Services: Pamphlets, programs, etc about retreats, vacation houses
1928-1950

Box 13
W



War Work: <titlerender="italic">Public Affairs News Service</title> bulletins; miscellaneous notes, reports
1942-1945

Box 13
Week of Prayer: Dr Calkins photograph, prayer meetings, chapel prayers
1897-1929

Box 13
Welcome to entering students: Social Committee report, welcome letters, press releases
1901-1940

Box 13
World Student Christian Fellowship: Course schedules, pamphlets, bulletins, press releases
1918-1944

Box 13
Y



YWCA: Student Council memos, official correspondence
1927-1954

Box 13
Series III. Smith College Religious Association (SCRA),
1941-2002


A



African Scholarships: General correspondence, memos
1957-1960

Box 14
African Scholarships: Florence Mwangi correspondence
1956-1959

Box 14
African Scholarships: James H. Robinson correspondence
1956-1959

Box 14
African Scholarships Funds: Ada N. Leffingwell
1957

Box 14
African Scholarships Funds: United Church Women of New Jersey
1957-1958

Box 14
African Scholarships: Institute of African-American Relations correspondence
1957-1959

Box 14
C



Charter and Constitution
1953-1964

Box 14
Christian Association, Cevenol Work Camp
1954-1956

Box 14
Christian Association, Dagadu, Peter, Rev.
1957, 1960

Box 14
Christian Association, General
1951-1969

Box 14
Christian Council, Minutes
1974-1976

Box 14
D



Danforth Intern, Priscilla Burton
1959-1963

Box 14
Drug Control
1968

Box 14
G



General: Clippings, member lists, press releases
1953-1977

Box 14
Correspondence, Chapel
1954

Box 15
Correspondence, Chapel
1955-1956

Box 15
Correspondence, Chapel
1956-1957

Box 15
Correspondence, Chapel
1958-1959

Box 15
Correspondence, Chapel
1959-1960

Box 15
Correspondence, Chapel
1960-1961

Box 15
Correspondence, Chapel
1961-1962

Box 15
Correspondence, Chapel
1962-1963

Box 15
Correspondence, Chapel
1963-1964

Box 15
Hillel Foundation



B'nai B'rith
1977-1978

Box 15a
Smith College
1994-2002

Box 15a
Hillel at Noon
1996-1997, 2000

Box 15a
General
1954-1997

Box 15a
Jewish Organizations
1953-1971

Box 15a
Minutes and Memoranda
1997-1998

Box 15a
Minutes and Memoranda
1998-1999

Box 15a
Newspaper Clippings
1942, 1957-1994

Box 15a
Passover Haggadoh Programs
1995, 1998-2002

Box 15a
Newsletter
1945-2002

Box 15a
Photographs
1980-1995

Box 15a
Press Releases
1949-1970

Box 15a
Purim play (untitled)
n.d.

Box 15a
Selihot
1998

Box 15a
Siddur
1998

Box 15a
H



Human Relations workshop
1971

Box 16
I



Interdenominational Protestant Community
1994

Box 16
Interfaith Association: General, pamphlets, press releases, constitution, calendar, member lists
1945-1957

Box 16
Interfaith Association: Newspaper clippings
1948-1958

Box 16
Interfaith Association: President's notebooks
1955-1956

Box 16
Interrace Club
1953

Box 16
N



Newspaper clippings and Press releases
1946-1968

Box 16
P



Peace Commission: Policies, reports, memos, press releases, printed material
1923-1941

Box 16
Peace Corps: Press releases, printed material, newspaper clippings
1960-1966

Box 16
Photographs: Group photos, Freshman Picnic, Workday, student leaders
1952-1965

Box 16
Protestant Christian Association: Memos
1963-1964

Box 16
Protestant Christian Association Publications: <titlerender="italic">Perspective</title>
1954-1959

Box 16
R



Religious Center
1952-1953

Box 16
Religious Forums (Interfaith Association): Announcements, programs, schedules
1949-1954

Box 16
Religious Forums (Interfaith Association): Correspondence, address of Paul Ramsey, programs
1954-1955

Box 16
Religious Forums (Interfaith Association): Announcements, programs, correspondence, Memos, addresses of Canon Bryan Green.
1954-1956

Box 16
Religious Forums (Interfaith Association): Announcements, programs, correspondence
1956-1957

Box 16
Religious Forums (Interfaith Association): Correspondence, programs
1957-1958

Box 16
Religious Forums (Interfaith Association): Correspondence, schedules
1958-1959

Box 17
Religious Forums (Interfaith Association): Newspaper clippings, press releases, programs
1959-1969

Box 17
S



Student Christian Movement



Correspondence, newsletters, retreats, schedules
1954-1955

Box 17
Correspondence, retreats, schedules, photograph, programs, printed material
1955-1956

Box 17
Correspondence, reports, printed material
1956-1957

Box 17
Report
1957-1958

Box 17
Correspondence, memos, minutes, reports
1958-1959

Box 17
Correspondence, memos, minutes, reports
1959-1960

Box 17
Correspondence, memos, minutes, reports
1960-1961

Box 17
Student Conference: Correspondence, memos, pamphlets
1954-1956

Box 17
Student Correspondence with Richard P. Unsworth
1953-1954

Box 17
Student Correspondence with Richard P. Unsworth
1954-1955

Box 17
Student Correspondence with Richard P. Unsworth
1955-1956

Box 17
Student Correspondence with Richard P. Unsworth
1956-1957

Box 17
Student Correspondence with Richard P. Unsworth
1957-1958

Box 17
Student Correspondence with Richard P. Unsworth
1958-1959

Box 17
Student Correspondence with Richard P. Unsworth
1959-1960

Box 17
Student Correspondence with Richard P. Unsworth
1960-1961

Box 17
Student Miscellaneous: Student lists, foreign student lists
1955-1958

Box 17
Student Recommendations
1954-1955

Box 17
Student Recommendations
1955-1956

Box 17
Student Recommendations
1956-1957

Box 17
Student Recommendations
1957-1958

Box 17
Student Recommendations
1958-1959

Box 17
Student Recommendations
1959-1960

Box 17
Work Day: Students do odd jobs to raise money for scholarships, loans, grants to students in need, often associated with the World University Service. Correspondence, photograph, announcements
1958-1964

Box 17
Series IV: Religious Services,
1886-2002


Chapel, general
1886-1950

Box 18
Morning worship, Helen Hills Hills Chapel
1950-1958

Box 18
Morning worship, Helen Hills Hills Chapel
1959-1961

Box 18
Morning worship, Helen Hills Hills Chapel
1961-1962

Box 18
Morning worship, Helen Hills Hills Chapel
1970-1972

Box 18
Morning worship, Helen Hills Hills Chapel
1972-1973

Box 18
Morning worship, Helen Hills Hills Chapel
1973

Box 18
First Chapel: some photographs
1915-1946

Box 18
Speakers
1927-1936

Box 18
Speakers
1937-1938

Box 18
Speakers
1939-1990

Box 18
Special Services
1919-1970

Box 18
Vespers, programs
1900-1920

Box 18
Vespers, programs
1921-1949

Box 18
Vespers, programs
1950-2002

Box 18
Oversize



Smith College Monthly clippings related to SCACW
various

Flat file
Peace corps posters, lecture announcements
1950s-1960s

Flat file

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